Job Posting: Indigenous Music Development Coordinator

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We're Hiring! Indigenous Music Development Coordinator

Deadline: Monday, January 15 at 4 PM 

Manitoba Music is looking for a people-focused, resourceful, and creative community builder to join our team as Indigenous Music Development Coordinator! 

We’re excited for the opportunity to work with someone who loves making new connections, building bridges between communities, and is passionate about supporting and elevating First Nations, Inuit, and Métis artists and music companies in the music industry in Manitoba. This position works collaboratively with our engaged, supportive, and fun team to administer and deliver impactful programs through the Indigenous Music Development Program (IMDP) at Manitoba Music. 

The work blends creativity, outreach, vision, and administrative skills and includes building relationships with artists and entrepreneurs, organizing professional development activities and industry showcases, and developing opportunities for community members to gather and connect. The coordinator is someone deeply connected to Indigenous communities in Manitoba and beyond, and excited about the opportunity to amplify the work of Indigenous artists and music companies. 

This position needs a flexible, compassionate, and adaptable thinker who enjoys exploring new approaches and appreciates organization and project management. The ability to balance multiple tasks and projects with a commitment to service to the community is at its core. Excellent administrative, time management and event planning skills are important. The confidence and capacity to make decisions, manage information and prepare plans, timelines, budgets, funding proposals, and reports is critical. Thriving in an environment with a shared goal of making a more equitable and safer music industry is fundamental. 

We encourage Indigenous people to apply by the deadline of Monday, January 15 at 4 PM.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordination and administration of all logistics for IMDP initiatives, including live music events, video projects, industry showcases, training workshops, networking and outreach initiatives 
  • Career consultations with artists and companies
  • Creating proposals, cost reports, and reporting for funders and partners
  • Administration of the program including preparing plans, timelines, budgets, and reports
  • Evaluating programming, compiling results and success stories
  • Marketing of IMDP initiatives and communications with funders, partners, participants, etc.
  • Collaborating with a dedicated team and working within existing program frameworks

Skills & Experience

  • Proven work experience in administration and project management
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (particularly MS Word and MS Excel), Google Docs and Sheets, and comfortable in PC and Google Workplace environments, and ability to work with Zoom,, Slack
  • Excellent time-management abilities with the ability to prioritize tasks

Terms & Conditions

This a full-time position with a benefits package, dependent on annual funding. We have a hybrid workplace with the majority of time together in our Winnipeg office and support for some remote work. Starting salary range is $40,000 to $45,000 per year.  

About IMDP

The Indigenous Music Development Program (IMDP) at Manitoba Music was launched in 2004 to support First Nation, Inuit, and  Métis artists and music companies as they build sustainable careers in Manitoba’s music industry. The program delivers projects and services that respond to the needs of the industry as identified by a Steering committee.

Vision |  IMDP is recognized both at home and abroad as the driving force behind a vibrant Indigenous music community in Manitoba.

Mission | To assist people in the Indigenous community in Manitoba to develop sustainable careers in music by connecting them with opportunities within Manitoba Music and beyond.

Find out more about IMDP at

About Manitoba Music

Manitoba Music is a not-for-profit, member-based industry association with a mandate to help Manitoba’s music community reach its fullest potential. We work with over 700 members in all facets of the music industry, including artists, creatives, and companies.

Manitoba Music is committed to equity and inclusivity. First Nation Peoples, Metis Peoples, Inuit, Black People, People of Colour, women, LGBTQ2S, new Canadians, and people who exist at those intersections are encouraged to apply.

Learn more about our team at  

Read our Equity & Accountability Policy at  

Read our Accessible Customer Service Standards and description of our location at  

How to Apply

Please email a detailed cover letter outlining your interest and experience, and a resume by Monday, January 15 at 4 PM CT to

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